Chardonnay Orange 2019

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Domaine Hide
Minami-Alps, Yamanashi

Grapes: Chardonnay
Type: Orange
Style: Dry, medium-bodied
Colour: Pale amber
Alcohol: 12%
Wild yeast: Yes
Any added sulphites: No
Filtered: No
Serving temperature: 7-10°C
Production:  305 bottles
Please store in a cool, dark place.

Tasting notes
A hint of Dashi, lemon peel, and young pineapple aroma. Citrus freshness, Genmaicha (brown rice tea)-like savouriness and pleasant yuzu-like acidity. 

Food pairing
Creamy dishes, boiled gyoza, rich dessert, chicken dishes

Made from fully ripe Chardonnay grapes grown in Akeno, Kimori City, Yamanashi, which is 700 m above sea level and is considered the sunniest region in Japan. Grape-stomping took place with a sanitary jacket and the grape skins were soaked and naturally fermented for 12 days. Following the forces of nature and the moon, it was bottled on the new moon day, when wishes are said to come true. It was then released two years later when it was ready to drink. No sulphites are added. Unusually for orange wine, it is made from Chardonnay alone. Finding a taste of yuzu in the acidity brings back memories of Japanese nostalgia.